Course : Cakes
Serves: 25
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1 large Egg
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Low-fat plain yogurt or
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice in milk
3/4 cup Brown sugar
1 cup Applesauce
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Grated lemon rind (or orange
1/2 cup Raisins
1 cup Whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup Natural bran
1 teaspoon Baking powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1/3 cup Sliced almonds -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

In large mixing bowl, beat egg; add oil, yogurt, brown sugar, applesauce, vanilla and lemon/orange rind; mix well. In another bowl, stir together raisins, flour, bran, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; add to wet ingredients and mix only until combined. Turn into lightly greased (or wax-paper lined) 8" square cake pan. Lightly press almonds into top of batter. Bake in 350 F oven for 45 min or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. (Squares will be moist.) Let cool, then cut into squares. Makes 25 small squares 1 1/2 inch.

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